Bass’ work with every level of politics and with local community service organizations will bring much needed resources to Black communities in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles mayoral race: Karen Bass vs. Rick Caruso
Homelessness, affordable housing, crime, and supporting local small business are some of the pressing issues in Black communities of Los Angeles.
37th Congressional District: Jan Perry vs. Sydney Kamlager
Jan Perry and Sydney Kamlager discuss the homelessness issue, affordable housing, criminal justice reform, and reparations.
California reparation task force examines the devastating impact of slavery and segregation
The task force created a 483-page report that explains in detail how slavery and segregation impact Africans Americans today, and discusses why reparations is needed to close the wealth gap.
Jan Perry plans to address the housing crisis in Congress
Perry is running for Congress in November. She plans to support policies that create a path to home ownership.
Jan Perry plans to address homelessness issue in Congress
Perry is running for Congress in November. She plans to continue her efforts to combat the homelessness issue.
Council District 10 is left voteless in LA City Council after Mark Ridley-Thomas suspension
CD10, which has one of the largest Black populations in Los Angeles, does not have any voting power on the City Council and many residents are demanding proper representation.
Governor Gavin Newsom visits South L.A. to discuss the recall election
Newsom discusses issues such as the pandemic, education, economy, homelessness, criminal justice reform, and how the handling of those issues will dramatically change if the recall is successful.
Politics 101: Neighborhood Councils
Neighborhood Councils are a place where community members can participate in the political process and work to impact their local communities.
Councilmember Harris-Dawson partners with Community Build to help the homeless
As the city continues to create housing for homeless people and move away from tent encampments, there is a need to connect people in need with resources.
Biden and Harris administration will have a more positive impact on Black communities than Trump’s administration
Local politicians discuss how a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration will impact Black people locally.
Prop 16 would bring back affirmative action to California
Voting yes on Proposition 16 would allow state agencies to use race and gender for education, public employment, and contracting.
UCLA’s Black student population was greatly diminished when Proposition 209 was passed, ending affirmative action in California in 1996.
Our Own promotes voter education in South Los Angeles and Inglewood
The non-profit organization creates a “party experience” to attract local voters.
Divine Nine protests in Los Angeles and Inglewood
Black fraternities and sororities have locally participated in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Center of Hope LA’s “All In” protest and rally
The Inglewood church held a march against systematic oppression while celebrating Black excellence and mobilizing for strategic impact.
Reparations - “The U.S. government picks winners and losers”
California bill to address reparations; NAASC-LA discusses why Black Americans are owed reparations, how it can close the wealth gap, and what the Black New Deal entails.
Alpha Phi Alpha promotes mail-in voting to combat voter suppression
The fraternity’s Los Angeles alumni chapter created the FAVS 7,000 voting initiative to increase voting in disenfranchised communities, promote mail-in voting (also known as absentee ballot), and combat voter suppression.
2020 March election will impact local Black communities
Los Angeles County Supervisor 2nd District race, Los Angeles City Council races, Los Angeles County District Attorney and Measure R will impact Black communities.
Shipping containers will be used for a South L.A. development to house the homeless
There are 21 Measure HHH projects under construction in Los Angeles, and there are nearly 150 supportive housing projects that are either already under construction or approved for funding.
Damien Goodmon: “If we can’t afford it, don’t build it”
Goodmon does not want to be the last Black man in Leimert Park (or South L.A.), so he’s looking for community members to join the fight against gentrification.
Bridge housing for the homeless opens in South Los Angeles
The first of four South Los Angeles sites will serve as a supportive housing facility for 100 individuals experiencing or transitioning from homelessness.
Democratic debate watch events
Many locals converged at the Metaphor Club and L.A. Alpha House to watch and discuss the Democratic debates.
Political roundup- Mass incarceration, Housing, Trump's revitalization council
Local politicians weigh in on the mass incarceration bill, the housing issue, and President Trump’s revitalization council.
Maxine Waters: “We have to continue to resist”
The congresswoman continues to speak out against President Donald Trump, and she is now empowered to investigate him.
Park Mesa Heights Community Council encourages local involvement in the election process
The neighborhood council for View Heights, Angeles Mesa, and Hyde Park hosted candidates for judge positions on the November ballot at their August meeting.
L.A. City Council President Wesson discusses Trump’s administration
Herb Wesson discusses accusations that Trump is racist, the economy, lowering crime, education, Obama era policies, Maxine Waters, Trump’s relationship with Black people, and how Trump's administration affects us in Los Angeles.
Changing the perception of Black gun ownership
The Bobby Seale Gun and Rifle Club, which meets monthly at the LAX Firing Range in Inglewood, promotes gun awareness and safety while distancing themselves from anti-government gun organizations.
The power and purpose of protest
Donald Trump won the election and is in office, so many people have questioned the purpose of protesting.
Measure H is the other half of the homeless solution
Measure HHH passed in November to build housing for the homeless; Measure H on the March ballot is needed to pay for services.
Local politicians discuss the impact of a Donald Trump presidency
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congresswoman Karen Bass, and Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas met with 150 concerned community members.
There is more to this election than Clinton and Trump
Community Coalition discusses the propositions that greatly effects South Los Angeles, which includes marijuana, criminal sentencing, and taxes for education.